[act-ma] 10/22 Poker, Progressive Politics and more

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 14:59:40 PDT 2011


Hey fellow activists and organizers,

Lots of great events coming up - and if you've ever thought about running
for office you should definitely check out the great resources listed
below...

*OCTOBER EVENTS*

*LIBERATION POKER FOR JUSTICE*
*Saturday, October 22 from 6:30-10:30PM at Encuentro 5 (by Chinatown T)*
We've teamed up with the Liberation Poker League to bring you a night of
meeting like-minded progressives, raising cash for liberation, and poker
action! Ante up for the revolution and fund local causes fighting against
oppression. Not ready for the Pro Tournament? Come at 6:30pm for an
intro-tutorial and then enter the Beginner’s Tournament! Win either
tournament and the pot goes to your cause. This is a potluck event - please
bring something to share.
*RSVP: *http://www.sojust.org/events/33175212/ $12 ($10 buy-in + $2 SoJust
donation)

*HAPPY HOUR FOR PROGRESSIVE FACULTY AND STAFF*
*Tuesday, October 25 from 6-8PM at Lir on Boylston (by Hynes Convention
Center T)*
Are you a progressive working on campus? Join Campus2Community for happy
hour to meet other campus progressives! C2C network is an inclusive
multi-issue network of progressive faculty and staff in the Greater Boston
area. C2C network is a project of Socializing for Justice. Help build this
network by becoming a member at www.C2Cnet.org <http://www.c2cnet.org/>.
*RSVP: *http://www.c2cnet.org/events/31323222/ $2 SoJust donation

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INTERESTED IN PROGRESSIVE POLITICS? 3 GREAT OPPORTUNITIES:
*
SoJust's Progressive Voter Index *- www.progressivevoterindex.com - we're
amplifying political endorsements made by 10 progressive entities. Election
Day is on November 8 - check back in early November to see how candidates in
your area rank.

*New Organizing Initiative's Candidate Project* - Are you thinking about
running for local office? Want to help progressives get elected? Take the
pledge and get connected:
www.candidateproject.org/recruitment/campaigns/noi/

*New Leader's Council Institute *-  The premier political entrepreneurship
training program for young professional progressive leaders is accepting
applications for their 2012 Institute. The institute combines training,
mentorship, community building and professional advancement to catapult the
careers and social impact of NLC Fellows. Applications due November 11.
www.newleaderscouncil.org/institute/apply *(Robbie is an alumni and highly
recommends getting involved with the Boston chapter.)*

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*NOVEMBER EVENTS:*

*Skillshare: CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATION - DEALING WITH CONFLICT* by Sandy
Anderson and Libby Mahaffy
*Monday, November 7 from 6-8:30PM at The NonProfit Center (by South Station
T)*
Enhance your negotiation skills using approaches that support collaborative
problem solving and facilitate “win-win” results. This session will
introduce some constructive communication techniques that can move
negotiations forward positively, including Non-Violent Communication
andmediation. Negotiations are a part of life - why not make them more
successful for everyone involved?
*RSVP:* http://www.sojust.org/events/34899092/ $10-$20 sliding scale

*SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE: RESIST FOUNDATION*
*Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00-8:30PM at Lir on Boylston (by Hynes
Convention Center T)**
SoJust is throwing a party for RESIST Foundation!** *RESIST has been funding
social change since 1967. Each year RESIST funds over 100 amazing grassroots
organizations around the country. Most of their grantees reach across issues
to connect communities and struggles. Their work spans anti-militarism,
prisoners' rights, community organizing, GLBTQ justice, environmental
justice, antiracism, disability rights, youth organizing, Native Peoples'
rights and more. Since 1967, RESIST has awarded grants to thousands of
radical and progressive groups engaged in organizing for social change. *
RSVP: *http://www.sojust.org/events/34904272 $5 SoJust donation + ask for
RESIST


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* MESSAGE BOARD HIGHLIGHTS:*
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JOBS*
Web Developer (Part Time) at
GLAD<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/16893432>
Fundraising and Communications Assistant at Listening to
Parents<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/16829082>

*WISH LISTS*
Updated Occupy Boston Wish List
<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/16830512>

*EVENTS*
Boston Book Launch for What You Really Really
Want<http://www.sojust.org/events/35172782/>
The Great American Book Drive for The Prison Book
Program<http://www.sojust.org/events/37562482/>
 Find lots more and post yourself: www.sojust.org/boards (posting tips:
www.bit.ly/post2SoJust)

For Justice,
Robbie

Robbie Samuels
Socializing for Justice (SoJust)
Co-Founder & Co-Organizer
robbie at sojust.org

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*SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE - www.sojust.org*
SoJust is all about building a cross-issue progressive community, network
and movement in Boston. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL
JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster
relationship-building across issue silos. Join us if you are ready to go
BEYOND ALLIES and build a CROSS-ISSUE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT.

*SoJust isn't a non-profit 501(c)(3).* We're a grassroots volunteer-run
member-supported cross-issue progressive community that's been growing
steadily since August 2006. We have 1800+ members, hosted 100+ events and
manage an online hub of progressive events and resources at www.sojust.org.
If you've benefited from this cross-issue progressive network, please
contribute the suggested annual membership fee of $25. You may do this
online <http://www.sojust.org/dues/> or at any of our events. Thank you for
helping us continue to provide a space for like-minded progressives of all
stripes.

*Want to know more about SoJust?* Check out our Frequently Asked
Questions<http://sojust.meetup.com/1/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3187615>and
past
event photos <http://sojust.meetup.com/1/photos/>!
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